The Research Library will be closed to all readers on Monday, 5/30, in observance of Memorial Day.
Since we are anticipating larger-than-normal attendance for the upcoming exhibition “Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China’s Silk Road” (May 7–September 4, 2016), here are some things you should know regarding access if you are planning to visit in the next few months:
- It is strongly recommended that you allow extra time to park and get to the library, especially if you have scheduled an appointment in the Special Collections Reading Room.
- Since parking is limited, you may also want to consider alternatives to driving your own car to the Getty (such as taking public transportation or ridesharing options). Go to www.metro.net for the most up-to-date public transit information.
- Because large crowds are expected in the GRI’s gallery space, you should enter, exit, and validate your parking on L2 if visiting the library Monday – Friday. (Since the L2 Reader entrance/exit is closed on the weekend however, you will need to use the Plaza entrance if visiting on a Saturday or Sunday.)
- Finally, please be advised that in preparation for the opening of this exhibition, the Getty site will be closing early on Friday, May 6. All readers will need to leave the library by 4:30 p.m. that day.
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For an overview of the Dunhuang show, including tips for planning your visit to the exhibition, go to: http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/visitor-tips-cave-temples-dunhuang/
Loisann Dowd White
Head of Research Services
On Sunday, May 1st, 2016 the Getty will be performing the required annual Emergency Power and Lighting Test. During this test, the power to the entire site will be shut down for approximately 5 hours.
As a result of this, all Readers must leave the site by 6:30pm.
Please note that this testing may be rescheduled without notice.
On Monday, 4/11, the GRI Plaza entrance will be closed. All readers will need to enter and exit the building using L2 that day.
The GRI building will be closed to Extended Readers on Saturday, April 9, due to maintenance. Regular Extended Reader hours of access will resume on Sunday, April 10.
Please note that this schedule could change without notice.
Extensive work will be taking place in both Plaza galleries and the GRI Lecture Hall in preparation for the upcoming Dunhuang exhibition.
As a result, there will be intermittent construction noise (and smells) emanating from the Plaza, especially between Wednesday, March 23 and Friday, April 8.
Facilities is planning to reinstall a large sunshade directly in front of Reader Carrel 308 on Friday, March 4. Because the shade is so tall and installs high up, a motorized lift will be used as part of the installation process. It is expected that there will be a lot of noise and disruption associated with this work, so readers who sit on L3 are advised to plan accordingly.
It is anticipated that the work will be completed by the end of the day Friday.